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Chris Langlois has commented on (2) products.

The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food by Ted Genoways
The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food

Chris Langlois, November 28, 2014

I have read several reviews and believe it to be the perfect Christmas gift for a young sous chef I know. Then when he is finished, I plan on borrowing it.
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Chris Langlois, January 1, 2011

This is a stunning and engagingly written story, based on recent archeological, geological, and other research, of who was living in the Western Hemisphere, how they were living, and what the agriculture, cultures, and politics looked like. Every page is packed with terrific stuff. Here is an example: "When Columbus landed...the central Mexican plateau alone had a population of 25.2 million.By contrast, Spain and Portugal together had fewer than 10 million inhabitants."
This one book amounts to a college course in the history, science and archaeology of our hemisphere. And, best of all, it is great fun!
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